Feb
16
2012

Earliest copy of the Mona Lisa found in Spain

Da Vinci's famous masterpiece, copied alongside the original! Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa — probably the most famous painting in the world, right? It's also one of the most copied paintings in the world, with dozens if not hundreds of replicas created over the centuries. Everyone recognizes it, many love it: "iconic" is certainly a good descriptor of its impact. Now, we have even more to learn about this masterpiece. Just this month, the Prado Museum in Spain unveiled an amazing discovery: what is believed to be the earliest copy of da Vinci's famous piece, most likely painted right alongside the master in his own studio. The Art Ne... [More]
Sep
6
2011

September Artist of the Month - Elizabeth Virginia Levesque

ARTIST STATEMENT Even as young children, especially as young children, we often embrace superstitions and imbue harmless objects with the power to help us control our lives. I remember playing with Ouija boards as a preteen, reciting the alphabet as I twisted off a soda can tab, playing MASH and always having a rabbit’s foot on hand. I didn’t over think these toys or rituals or the common place, harmless but still comforting. Now that I am an adult I can look back and analyze these past behaviors and often find surprising new ones that I see other adults practice.In my paintings I attempt to convey a feeling of need for control b... [More]
Aug
26
2011

Winners Announced for the Open Artist Call!

We recently had an Open Artist Call Competition open to all visual artists working in acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, and other dry media.  After a fantastic response with some amazing entries, the judges have selected the winners. Daniel Cassity - First Place: $500 gift card Robyn Cook - Second Place: $250 gift card Teri Lai Nga Chan - Third Place: $175 gift card Shelly Cox - Fourth Place: $75 gift card Let's congratulate our winners!  And make sure to check TalentCall for more contest opportunities!   First Place Winner: DANIEL CASSITY ARTIST STATEMENT My still lifes represent the fall of light upon a variety o... [More]

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